|Day Use:||Year Round|
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
Major Features & Activities
- Camping (ADA)
- Yurt (ADA)
- Hiking Trails
- Dump Station
- Open Year Round
- Hiker Biker
- Restrooms Flush (ADA)
- Hot Shower (ADA)
- Fishing (ADA)
- Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
- Boat Ramp
COVID-19 UPDATE: Day-use area is open to limited daytime use, including boat launch, picnicking and fishing. CLOSED: Picnic shelter, swim beach, fishing dock and playground. Restrooms open with limited hours. Note: Facilities may close without notice.
Despite its close proximity to Highway 101, Tugman State Park is relatively unknown -- a private hideaway on the wondrous south coast. Situated on Eel Lake near the community of Lakeside, Tugman offers campsites with electric/water hookups tucked away in a mature stand of shore pines. The day-use area has a restroom and gazebo-style shelter surrounded by broad green lawns.
There's plenty of space for large and small groups to enjoy themselves. The waters of Eel Lake are outstanding for fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing and boating. A trail around the south end of the lake allows hikers to get away from the developed area of the park and explore the lakes many inlets. Maybe you'll catch glimpses of osprey, crane, eagle, deer and other forest creatures as you walk through forests of spruce, cedar, fir, and alder.
The famous Oregon Dunes Recreation area is less than a mile away. Tugman is centrally located for visitors wishing to explore the Oregon coast from Reedsport to Coos Bay.
Eel Lake is brimming with fishing opportunities. The brush-lined shore, steep drop-off and underwater structure makes it the perfect lake for a bass boat and bass fishing. The lake has a good population of largemouth bass (some running up to five pounds), and other fish species include crappie, rainbow trout (which are stocked), steelhead, and coho salmon. All coho, even those under 15 inches must be released. There is a fully-accessible fishing dock at the day use area near the boat ramp. Trout and bass are often caught from the dock.
- 93 electrical sites with water
- 16 yurts (eight pet friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
- Hot showers and flush toilets
- Hiker/biker camp
- RV dump station
Two campsites and 11 yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.